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Burris book agent says he's looking for publisher; deciding if he will run for a full term

CHICAGO (AP) -- A New York literary agent says Illinois Sen. has written the first chapter of a memoir and hopes to have a publishing contract in three to four weeks.

Lloyd Jassin says the chapter deals with Burris' "dilemma" of getting an unsolicited phone call from former Illinois Gov. brother.

He says it was written before a judge this week released audio of a secretly recorded conversation between Burris and Robert Blagojevich. Burris is heard saying he wants the appointment to President Barack Obama's former Senate seat and Robert Blagojevich asks for campaign donations for the governor.

Jassin says Burris also addresses the furor over his Senate appointment just weeks after the former governor's arrest for allegedly scheming to sell it.

Burris says he'll reveal in the "very near future" whether he will run for a full term.

If he runs, Burris will face a challenge in the Democratic primary.

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